Check your car--
A friend sent me this email and I am sending it on to my friends: Wednesday, I approached my truck from the passenger side to place my computer bag in the front passenger seat.
As I reached to open the door I noticed there was a hole right under my door handle.
My first thought was, "someone has shot my truck !"
I began to think about it and inspect it a little closer and the "light" slowly began to come on.
I phoned my friend who owns a body shop and asked if he had any vehicles with damage to the doors that looked like a bullet hole.
"Yes, I see it all the time. Thieves have a punch and place it right under the door handle, knock a hole through, reach in and unlock it, just as if they have a key.
No alarms, broken glass or anything.
I then placed a call to my insurance agent and explained it to him I was puzzled that they left my GPS
and all other belongings. Here is where it gets scary !
"Oh no, he said, they want the break-in to be so subtle that you don't even realize it.
They look at your GPS to see where " home " is.
Now they know what you drive, go to your home , and
if your vehicle isn't there they assume you aren't and
break in your home ."
He says they will even leave a purse or wallet and only
take one or two credit cards.
By the time you realize there has been a theft,
they may have already had a couple days
or more to use them.
I didn't realize my situation for two full days!
They even give you the courtesy of re-locking
your doors for you.
Periodically walk around your car, daily if you are
in a shopping center or other parking area.
Report thefts immediately....your bank w/missing check numbers,
your credit card agencies, police, and insurance companies, etc.
Below is picture of what the hole looks like.
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